This week is going to be a very interesting one and at the same time exciting.
Yes you heard right, the Club is going to open its doors after several weeks in lockdown this Thursday 21st May 2020 under COVID-19 Alert Level 2.
We will be practising social distancing of 1m within the club, downstairs in the bar, in the gaming room and upstairs in the restaurant.
We have all seating marked for the 1m distancing both in the bars, gaming and restaurant and we ask please that you respect these procedures. By doing so, this helps enable the Club to carry on operating and moving forward once again.
Upon entry you will need to sign the COVID-19 registry and sanitise before entering the Club.
During your visit you will be seated and table service will be provided by a table server. NO ONE is allowed to go to the bar for their drinks! We have mobile eftpos with the Paywave facility available for payment of drinks in both upstairs and downstairs. Sorry we will not be doing cash transactions with eftpos.
If you need cash for the gaming machines the ATM will be up and running or if possible grab some cash before you come to the Club. Please use the sanitiser provided before entering the Gaming Room. Every second gaming machine will be turned off to provide safe 1m distancing between patrons.
Please be patient with our staff as this is all very new to both you the member and the staff and will take a little getting used to.
There will be no membership draw on Thursday evening, the restaurant will be open as normal from 5:30pm, but I cannot stress enough, please book a table for the restaurant as this helps with the organising of 1m distancing within the restaurant. You can book via email email@example.com or phone the club 092359131 between the hours of 11am to 3pm today through to Thursday.
The restaurant will be open for meals Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening only while we are in Level 2. Thursday we will be running 3 or 4 specials only. Friday and Saturday we will have our very popular steak / ribs on the menu along with a pasta dish and fish dish.
Due to COVID-19 the Super 15 Rugby Competition came to a sudden holt! Unfortunately, the Club will not be continuing to run this competition due to circumstances beyond our control. Therefore, the decision has been made to refund all who have entered into the competition. You will be notified when the Club plans to refund you your money. It hopefully will happen within a month or two. In the meantime, we are asking if any of you members would be interested in a Mini Competition – for NZ Rugby Competition. It will be a $5 entry, all entries placed in the box provided at the Club and at the end of the competition winner takes all. For further information you can contact Chris Grass 0274507220 if you are interested. Hopefully we will have enough interest to make this viable!
The Club van will be operating as normal Thursday through to Saturday from 4pm to closing.
During Level 2 the Club trading hours will be 11am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. If some nights are quieter than others then the staff will use their discretion and close earlier if need be.
Before COVID-19 Level 4 Lockdown was put into place, the Club had put out notices to all members that prices of alcohol would be increasing across the board. Now that we are back trading you will notice a slight increase in the price of drinks. Just a pre-warning so you are not blind-sided.
In my previous newsletter I did mention that entry would be only through the downstairs bar. To take into consideration members who are unable to handle stairs very well we will have the entrance to the club upstairs open as well from 5:00pm, but if you are not dining in the restaurant then you will need to go downstairs to be seated for drinks, TAB and gaming. Unfortunately the lounge area will be cordoned off as we are only allowed up to 100 persons in the building at once and this includes staff.
Please bear in mind all these restrictions and changes are only an interim while we are in Level 2.
I apologise now for all the changes we have had to make within the club in order for it to run smoothly and at a safe level for all. Hopefully these changes won’t go on for too long and we can get back to normal everyday living again.
We are very excited to see you all back here at the Club, your club. One last thing, a date will be set for the AGM once we have made further progress with the End of Year Financials.
Also memberships are due 1st June 2020. Senior membership $25, Ordinary membership $40 ….
Hope to see you all soon.